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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Nov 21, 2013 11:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: If not Donna, what other female singer with the Dead ?

Katie Glassman - Denver, Colorado

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Summertime and Thursday evenings in Fort Collins feature free concerts in Old Town Square from 7pm to 9pm. On June 20, 2013, I walked by there about 7:30pm. As I was approaching Old Town Square I heard a lovely female voice singing. Then I heard a sweet swingin' fiddle playing some western swing.

The problem was that Emmylou Harris was scheduled for an 8pm set on stage at TBF this night, and I was looking forward to streaming some of her show from KOTO's live feed. I watched and listened to maybe five or six songs by Katie and her band Snapshot. Then I walked home to catch Emmylou.

What I did see performed by Katie and her band was OUTSTANDING!!! Katie and here band were very professional, excellent western swing playing (and more), great sound by the band, and I totally recommend them! They were very good and very entertaining.

"A mix of highly danceable western swing with a splash of jump blues and more than a sultry moment or two fueled by Glassman's breathy vocals and steamy solos." -- STRINGS MAGAZINE

SNAPSHOT band is:
Eric Moon on piano, oldtime/western accordion and vocal harmonies; Greg Schochet on swing guitar with his rich, vintage tone; and Charlie Mertens slaps away on the bass and sings vocal harmonies; Katie Glassman plays fiddle and sings.

"Denver native Katie Glassman has moved back home to Denver. She has a sparkling voice, a fast and soulful fiddling style and original songs that freshly interpret genres from vintage jazz to Western swing and bluegrass — all of which converge on her recent release SNAPSHOT, a perfect sonic representation (or snapshot, if you will) of her current work.

Glassman studied jazz and classical violin at the University of Colorado under jazz pianist Chip Stephens and violinist Jennifer John. She played in the top CU jazz combo, was awarded the Outstanding Performer Award at the Abilene Jazz Festival and was first runner-up for the IAJE International Sisters of Jazz Group. In 2004, she graduated with a degree in music performance and the first certificate in jazz studies awarded to a violinist."

Sam Bush plays mandolin on their CD release in March 2012.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 21, 2013 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: If not Donna, what other female singer with the Dead ?

1. Janis Joplin for the 60's up to '79
2. Deborah Harry from '79 til '90
3. Margo Timmins from '90 til '95

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Nov 21, 2013 4:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: If not Donna, what other female singer with the Dead ?

not sure Janis would have done too hot after 1970

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 21, 2013 5:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: If not Donna, what other female singer with the Dead ?

She never really died
She and Jim Morrison faked their own deaths
And got new identities selling real estate
In Arizona

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Nov 21, 2013 5:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: If not Donna, what other female singer with the Dead ?

i guess its better than selling real estate in LA on roller skates

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 22, 2013 7:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: If not Donna, what other female singer with the Dead ?

Ahh, that explains why the pudgy alcoholic with the odorous wife who sold me my compound looked so familiar.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 22, 2013 8:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: If not Donna, what other female singer with the Dead ?

Did you sign the check to "Get it while you can" Real Estate or to "Big Brother and the Holding Company"?

This post was modified by grendelschoice on 2013-11-22 16:11:33

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 22, 2013 8:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: If not Donna, what other female singer with the Dead ?

I beleive it was Love Street Development, but it was hard to tell with all the mumbling and belching.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 22, 2013 8:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: If not Donna, what other female singer with the Dead ?

something about the end being his only friend, no doubt. and Janis continually whining that he should buy her a Mercedes Benz.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 22, 2013 7:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: If not Donna, what other female singer with the Dead ?

Katie's hair is much better than Bob's.....